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fallen the building collapsing on the city's far south side. good afternoon everyone think for joining us today. >> skycam 9 was over the scene earlier. this happened and the west pullma neighborn code. fire officials rescued a man after they responded to a building collapse before 10:00 a.m. this morning. early reports indicate the roof did cave in there is no report of any other people inside of the building at the time of the collapse. upon arrival we got one person out of the building. we sent a ladder to the victim and then we had him brought to the hospital. >> three teenagers have been charged as adults and the brutal beating death of the 62 year-old man and the whole beating was videotaped and then posted to facebook. >> we are outside of the cook county criminal courts building where the three suspects are now appearing before judge. >> all three teenagers are in court today. the 16 year-old has been charged with first-degree murder and has been held without bail the 17 year-old and 18 year-old are both charged with first-degree murder and robbery. the attack on the 62 year-old
the us coast guard and other agencies are out again... searching in lake michigan off northwest indiana. they're looking for a 15year-old boy who disappeared while swimming with friends. wgn's tonya francisco has the latest on the search. the search resumed after 7:00 this morning with sonar technology at the bottom of lake michigan ... we have learned more about the victim ... the 15 year-old was from portage indiana he was to be a freshman in the fall he is one of four children ... his mother christine is here watching the recovery operation but her fiancee said that she's not handling things well he came out and made a statement ... >>this is not something you want to deal with ... not the kind of call that you want to get ... hopefully nobody has to deal with this ... it is not fun ... no parent ever wants to have to go through something like this >>cory went swimming yesterday to escape the heat he was in no case swimmer and stood on a sandbar off shore when he accidentally stepped offer was knocked off by a rogue wave he went under and did not come back up a friend who swam ash
us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's amy rutledge is live in joliet with details on today's hearing: drew peterson walked into the courtroom looking the same ... he had the same confidence he glanced at us with a sly smile ... he is on trial for the murder of his wife kathleen savio ... this is an evidentiary hearing both sides are gearing what are to be permissible in court as evidence ... there's an animated video that the state wants to produce to argue its case against him along with certain witness statements ... defense attorneys cannot give us many details but what everyone is concerned about is jury selection people were assembled to two years ago when this initially began with all the attention the case has garnered sense including a made for television movie the judge concedes that sitting a jury will not be easy ... >>you don't know the effects of that movie ... things like that can make picking a jury difficult ... they may have lost a third of the original jury pool ... questionnaires had been sent to the original pool defense prosecuto
medical center with severe internal injuries. a pro-gun group will use money it received from chicago's firearm buyback program... to help fund a gun-oriented youth summer camp. the group, "guns save life" is based in downstate illinois. they run an n.r.a. kid's camp in bloomington. last month, they turned in more than 60 guns to the buy-back program, and collected more than $6,000 in gift cards. organizers say they'll use the money to pay for ammunition and rifles for group's gun safety and marksmanship program. a chicago police spokeswoman says the group "is abusing a program intended to increase the safety of our communities." a community alert has been issued for the bridgeport neighborhood; after several robberies in the area. the incidents took place between june 26th and 30th. on wentworth avenue between 22nd and 27th streets. anyone with information is asked to call police. ... mayor emanuel is about to spend $300,000 to fight aids invoice from a chicago private parking co. who claims it is owed millions by the city ... he plans to develop software that will get an accurate c
... i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the internet amy rutledge has the top story today it's more like a ghost town at the beach ... the heat wave is more than uncomfortable ... even the cooling waters of lake michigan is not pulling chicagoans outdoors ... it's more like a desert than an oasis ... >>this is my puppy trying to beat the heat he takes breaks and passes out on the ground we have water with us ... we were at columbus and roosevelt grit heat buckled a cement road yesterday ... >>we're looking what we can do in the short term vs. long-term its concrete we would like to pour that concrete but it's probably too hot outside ... officials warned this could continue at other locations it's not the only heat related transportation problem ... metra is warning riders of systemwide delays because of reduced speeds for those he stressed tracks ... the medical examiner reports there have been for heat related deaths since saturday ... we're warned today is where the big danger lies ... he can have a cumulati
viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's robert jordan is in the newsroom with our top story. the state has gathered enough information to file 142 criminal counts against james homes... in connectiong with the movie theater shootings... and his booby trapped apartment. in court this morning.. while we is allegded to have killed 12 people he was charged with 24 counts of first degree murder. -- the double count likely comes from a charge called depraived and intentional murder. he was also charged with 16-counts of attempted first degree murder. he also is charged with 1 count of possessing explosives found in his apartment. the last time james holmes was in court we had the first opportunity to see the man accused of killing 12 people and wounding dozens more for today's appearance no cameras were alone in the court room he heard prosecutors read in long list of chargers from the our aurora colorado studer rampage 10 days after he shot up a crowded midnight showing of the new batman movie ... the former neuroscience student allegedly s
'm dina bair we welcome our audience joining us around america on wgn america and on the web ... nancy loo has the top story michael haynes was set to leave for new york on tuesday but instead of preparing for his departure his family is preparing for his funeral many here are in mourning wondering what could have been ... >>i was just hoping that if i did fall asleep and i would wake up and it would be a dream ... and it's not and it hurts ... >>today the family of michael haynes is in disbelief still stunned that their six-foot 7 in. gentle giant will not play basketball again or ever be around ... the high-school basketball star was set to leave tuesday for iona college in new york fulfilling his dream to play division 1 basketball he was shot and killed yesterday at around 5:00 trying to break up a fight near 116th ... a friend nearby ran to find him and his favorite hat lying on the sidewalk ... >>i saw that he was hit i said he was gone ... >>his friends drove him to hospital where he was pronounced dead ... his former prom date was expecting him for dinner ... >>i couldn't
wander and if you have a backyard pool make sure you empty the pool after it is used or have it fenced so people can not drown if they wander into your yard ... >>know the limitations of your abilities >>if co-op in a rip current flap float follow do not fight the current ... cook county president toni preckwinkle has appointed a new county medical examiner. doctor stephen cina is currently the associate medical director of the university of miamis tissue bank. commissioners.. he will replace dr. nancy jones. jones announced her retirement last month after a backup of bodies at the county morgue came to light. a massive infrastructure project that's expected to create 20,000 jobs is coming to the chicago area. governor quinn will sign into law this afternoon the next phase of the "illinois jobs now" capital plan. the cost of the work is estimated at 1.6 billion dollars. among the projects: the resurfacing of nearly 100 main streets in chicago and the overhaul of the wells street bridge over the chicago river. as well as installing vaulted sidewalks and accessible ramps on portions of
sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. firefighters are at the scene of a house explosion in will county at this hour. the explosion happened at 25831 redstone in manhattan... a village about 50 miles southwest of chicago. we have no information yet about the cause ... or if anyone was injured. we will continue to cover this story, and bring you more details as we learn them. a cook county corrections officer is killed in a hit-and- run crash... now police are searching for the driver. wgn's nancy loo is live near cook county jail... here outside the jail you can see a small memorial ... many are demanding the driver that was responsible to the right thing after causing the death of a devoted officer loving mother and heroic bakes sister >>i wish whoever did this would turn themselves and ... she didn't deserve this ... >>she lived her dream and became an officer and she died being her she wanted to be it's just tragic how she'd had to die ... they're desperate for the capture of the hit-and-run drive
steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on w-g-n america and on the web. wgn's jae miller is live outside united baptist church... to tell us how officer nikkii bostic- jones is being remembered: many told us about the need for a stop sign near where she was killed ... >>something ought to be done we have had officers hit in front at 26 and california we had nearly four officers struck there something needs to be done i hope the right people are listening and let's make an effort and it should be dedicated in her honor ... following today's funeral there will be a procession to 29 california where she worked and was ultimately killed from their share will be laid to rest in alsip at the cemetery there ... chicago police are looking for the driver of a car who hit a woman on the west side ... leaving her in critical condition. the woman was hit at lake and pulaski just after nine o'clock last night. the car was last seen heading east on lake street. police have not released a description of the vehicle. the woman is being tre
hydrant. as wgn's tonya francisco tells us.. the little girl is recovering from wounds today at stroger hospital. latest report from the hospital is that the girl is in stable condition ... doctors have told her family that she will be okay and recover ... the 10 year-old was just trying to beat the heat last night by playing in an open fire hydrant when shots rang out before 1130 ... a neighbor said he had just gone inside when it happened ... >>there were shooting fireworks and a fire hydrant was on ... and the next thing i knew i heard a little child was shot ... >>she was hit in the stomach and the left wrist ... the mother's boyfriend who was outside watching her was hit in the right hand ... a friend brought them to west suburban medical center in oak park because of the severity of the injuries to the child she was transferred to stroger hospital she is expected to be ok ... she was one of 15 people shot since 5:00 last night ... back at the scene the hydrant is off the water has dried and the only sign something happened is all the crime scene tape hanging out of the garbage c
. >> stacy who? >> joining us now is our legal analyst, terry sullivan.... this idea of calling stacy peterson as a witness in these attorneys for the defense being so flippant ... will this work? >>the defense wants the idea put out there that there is no evidence by the prosecution ... i would not try a case this way and i would not be joking around about it before the advent of the trial ... >>this was initially classified an accidental drowning and no one is doing anything to protest the finding is this a huge element? >>yes it is ... they're hoping to get certain statements in their prosecution ... they hope it will be incriminating ... they believe they can get this in front of the jury ... a problem the prosecution has ... these are strong statements from drew peterson with these threats circumstantially ... and there @vis a pitfall it may get to a point where the witness comes up in the judge denies them the opportunity to use the hearsay statement the jury will say that the prosecution did not complete the submission of evidence ... and also important is the circumstances
welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's nancy loo is live on the near west side where a group of seniors have been suffering through the heat wave without air conditioning. nancy .... two people at this building had been hospitalized many senior citizens have not been able to escape the heat since sunday when the air conditioning broke down at the senior residents ... this woman's apartment was already 93 degrees this morning the air-conditioning for the 68 apartments at the senior building at roosevelt and loomis has been out since sunday essentially since the heat wave began >>it's unbelievably hard it is fortunate that i did not have a heart attack or something ... i have health issues most people here have health issues ... >>upon hearing the unbearable conditions aldermen helped from the city ... and the red cross has set up a cooling center within a room and the building ... >>even though you appreciate this, sleep is out of the question ... >>a second contractor is troubleshooting the parts problem with the air- condition
he has seen ... >>my neighbor was nice and let us run a power cord to his generator ... officials say will be wednesday or thursday when power will be restored to the hardest-hit areas like elmhurst ... officials say could be as late as thursday ... it's dangerously hot out here this afternoon if you or someone knows where the cooling centers are you can access that information also at the wgn website ... >>slowly but surely com-ed crew members are restoring power to customers in the past hour alone more than 2000 residents saw their lights go back gone ... dupage county is still the hardest hit area with more than 38,000 customers without power in cook county more than 8000 homes and businesses are still on the dark kane county 99 will county 101 and lake county just 10 customers still waiting for their power to go back on as amy said com-ed is hoping to of all power back on line by tomorrow night ... the suit in wheaton is open today without electrical power that sue was closed on sunday and yesterday to clean up debris from those weekend storms officials are still waiting f
are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's tonya francisco is live with what every homeowner needs to know. tonya: this is the worst drought that we have seen since 1962 we've seen the impact it's having on the grass and the trees but one place that's not always apparent as the foundation of your home the lack of moisture in the soil can cause her foundation to settle shift or crack when that happens you must call and the professionals ... it's not the sound and homeowner wants to hear the sound of a jackhammer in your basement it but it can happen and not all cases are as severe when that happens you need to figure out that the longer the problem goes unaddressed the bigger the problem will get ... >>by the house moving it can crack by the soil pulling away from home there are gaps for water to travel down along the foundation and into the home ... >>how long will it take to fix something like this >>it depends on the nature of the problem is simple crack can be repaired for a few hundred dollars interior or exterior but in this case this customer had a mor
'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's julian crews is live on the south side with details. we are seeing a new wrinkle in police tactics in a pair of chicago districts and this is a measure of how desperate the police superintendent and the mayor are to reduce the violence with out of the box thinking and a historic new campcollaboration between police and cease-fire a mediator for gangs ... >>this is a collaboration. >>bob jackson said it works ... an 18 year-old double shooting suspect turned himself in ... but his family says it's a case of mistaken identity. the young man they say has an alibi whatever the outcome of the cease-fire roseland group says its a good outcome ... >>in a historic pilot program chicago police and the cease- fire groups will be collaborating in the city's third and 10th districts that will work together to mediate between rival gangs to prevent retaliations ... it's a controversial idea police resisted this in the past been reluctant to get into the game of ne
steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's julian crews is live at the rainbow push convention with our top story. julian? many say the congressman has an obligation given that he is up for reelection and has to serve his constituents currently in has been two weeks since he released a statement saying he was undergoing inpatient treatment for an unspecified condition then came the news that the ailment was more serious than believed it necessitating a medical leave from congress and then there were unconfirmed reports on what is ailing the congressman his handling of the matter stands in contrast to another member of the washington delegation from illinois senator mark kirk was offering full disclosure moments after he suffered his stroke back in january this is so raising questions about the way the congressman is handling his situation ... >>coming to the congressman's defense is former senator rowland perot'sland burris >>he certainly knows something about getting caught in a swirling media
bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. this is the first time the public has seen james holmes since his arrest. his hair dyed bright orange... the 24-year old was somber during the brief court appearance in colorado. sitting beside him was his court-appointed defense attorney. holmes will be held without bond until his next court appearance on july 30th. at that time... he's expected to be formally charged in the deadly shooting spree. the county district attorney says the victims' families will be consulted before a decision is made on seeking the death penalty for holmes. >>there is so much that the victims have to take into account there will be impacted by the decision in a big way for many years if the death penalty is sought is a very long process that impact their lives for >> the district attorney says despite the overwhelming evidence collected against holmes so far... they will work diligently to get justice for the victims. a sailor from crystal lake was killed... and a teacher from lake bluff was injured in
who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. cnn's elizabeth corridan has more on our top story. it's another blow to penn state as the report went public ... >>these said and sobering findings prove total disregard for the welfare of these victims by the most senior leaders of penn state university the most powerful men there failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children sandusky victimized ... >>the former vice president and university president singled out along with the athletic director and joe paterno himself ... they've covered up the sandusky activities from leadership of the university and displayed asapa blatant disregard for the welfare of those victims ... the penn state community is looking forward to moving beyond the scandal >>we don't want to let this define us or the actions of those individuals to finance >>dozens of charges against jerry sandusky for abusing young boys over 15 year-old. of time has him in jail ... the paterno family has released a statement through a spokesman .... saying it appreciates "the effort th
are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's nancy loo joins us live from the newsroom with the latest on our top story: the theater was packed with moviegoers of all ages, including babies, when the gunman opened fire after getting into the complex through an exit door. police took 24 year-old james holmes into custody soon after the midnight massacre but the motive is still not known. holmes was a graduate student at the university of colorado but reportedly dropped out last month. the new batman movie was well underway at the century 16 complex in the denver suburb of aurora when the deadly chaos broke out towards the front of theater 8. cell phone video captured some of the frantic moments after the massacre. witnesses say the gunman was wearing a gas mask and detonated two canisters of some type of gas before opening fire on the unsuspecting audience. police say holmes was armed with a rifle and pistol when they arrested him without incident behind the theater. his apparent vehicle was searched. holmes told police that he had explosives at this apartm
us around the country on wgn america and on the web. there are 165,000 comed customers, and more than 60,000 "nipsco" clients without electricity. here's a breakdown of the comed power outages: 45,000 in chicago... 62,000 in the western suburbs... 41,000 in the southern suburbs... and 17,000 in the northern suburbs. 340 crews are working to restore their electricity. com ed has an outage map, and you can find a link on at: over in indiana, the number of "nipsco" customers without power is at 62,000. the utility company says the restoration effort will take several days. wgn's nancy loo is live in chicago's bridgeport neighborhood... where a huge tree fell down onto a house. it was at the height of the storm this morning that sent this decade's old tree falling down on this home in bridgeport the home is in the powers family for decades dating back over 100 years the tree was 75 years old 40 ft. tall in spite of the damage and property loss the powers are relieved that nobody got hurt but they are both shaken >>the dog began to bark i went up to see what woul
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